Mrs. Helen Lathers Whiteside, 83, of Shelby, NC passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Atrium Health Cleveland in Shelby, NC.
She was born on March 3, 1937 in Cleveland County, NC to the late Lillian Lathers Lockhart and Hubert Mask.
Helen graduated from Camp High School and attended Cleveland Community College. She retired after 25 years from Fasco Industries. She was a faithful member of New Ellis Chapel Baptist Church where she began her religious training at a very young age. She attended her church regularly where she sang on the Senior Choir until sickness prevented her from attending.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Javes Whiteside; her brothers, Silas Mask, Gaither Mask, Robert Mask and Bo Lathers; sisters, Odessa Mask Littlejohn and Martha Ann Mask and children, Larry Whiteside, Bonita Whiteside and Shirley Whiteside Howard.
She leaves to cherish fun and loving memories to her daughter, Sandy Whiteside Borders (John); sons, Javes Whiteside and Benard Whiteside; brothers, James Mask, David Mask (Sarah), Charles Mask (Ada) and Bobby Wells; eight grandchildren, three of which were reared in the home, Davon Whiteside, Javes Whiteside, III and Marquise Williams; eleven great-grandchildren; her god-daughter, Norma Patterson; special niece, Tomeka Mask; special nephew, Rodney Strong; special friends, Lucille Chapman, Rita Chapman, Nancy Kilgore and Iva Wilson and a host of other relatives and friends.
A Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Ellis Chapel Baptist Church from 2:30 PM until 3:00 PM. She will be placed in the church at 12:30 PM to begin viewing. Due to the coronavirus restrictions if you are able to attend, you are welcome. If not, we understand. Burial will take place at the church cemetery. The family will be meeting at the home of her daughter, Sandy Borders, 1221 Donna Drive, Shelby. Condolences can be expressed online at www.enloemortuary.com. Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements